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Feminist Tattoos, Putin + Trump Lovefest, and CB1 Livestreams — The Hook-Up 2/17

McCarren Park dusted with snow last weekend. Photo: Megan Penmann
McCarren Park dusted with snow last weekend. Photo: Megan Penmann

In case you missed it, an illustrated image of Putin/Trump embracing was projected onto a building on North 6th Street this week.

Police are investigating after an apartment building with mostly Hasidic residents in Williamsburg was vandalized with swastika graffiti.

Hurrah! Community Board 1 will now be livestreaming their lengthy meetings! Here’s the meeting from earlier this week, which runs almost four hours.

Greenpoint’s Magick City (37 Box St.) hosted a tattoo event to benefit Planned Parenthood last week, which got completely booked up, drawing crowds from all around the city.

Applications for affordable housing ($596 for a studio!) at the Domino Sugar Factory reached a whopping 87k—only 104 are available, with half designated to go to residents of CB1.

Will makeup giant Sephora be coming to Williamsburg? It’d probably look right at home next to the Apple Store, Levis Store and Whole Foods.

Following two pedestrian deaths, neighbors are speaking up about making Grand Street a safer place to walk.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Food and Drink in Greenpoint

Here are some of the neighborhood spots offering St. Patrick’s Day specials on Thursday, March 17th.

Bakeri (105 Freeman St)
Stout cake will be one of the specials at Bakeri. Check out this beautiful one from around this time last year!

Chocolate & ginger cake with stout and vanilla marshmallow topping.
Stout chocolate & ginger cake with vanilla marshmallow swirls. Original pic @bakeribrooklyn, 2015.

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Grand Street Restaurant Week Returns 2/22—2/28

Grand Street Restaurant Week, a project of Grand Street Business Improvement District, will return to Williamsburg next week. From Monday February 22 through Sunday February 28, twelve restaurants up and down Grand Street will feature lunch specials for $10 or less and dinners for $30 or less.

Grand Street Restaurant Week Lineup
Image courtesy of Grand Street BID

Notable among this year’s participants is Mediterranean joint Dar 525 (525 Grand Street), whose offerings will include kafta kebab and chicken gyro platters, falafel sandwiches, and safiha pizza with ground lamb, beef, tomato, and parsley. The owner will match all of Dar 525’s dinner proceeds Monday through Friday and donate them to Sheltering Arms, a non-profit that provides a wide array of services to low-income NYC youth and families. Continue reading

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Electronics Recycling on Grand St. Rain or Shine (Sat, 1/16)

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What do you do with your old electronics that you can’t seem to give away? Throwing it in the trash is illegal ($100 fine), so here’s your chance to get rid of them old things once and for all – legally! Partnered with Lower East Side Ecology Center and Tekserve, Grand Street BID is hosting an E-Waste Recycling event January 16th from 10am-4pm on Grand St between Graham Ave and Humboldt StContinue reading

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Tasty Deals at Grand Street Summer Restaurant Week

RestaurantWk_postcard2015_digitalFollowing the success of their annual Winter Restaurant Week, now Grand Street is getting in on all the seasonal action and hosting their own Summer Restaurant Week!

Starting today and running until Sunday August 9th, 16 Grand Street restaurants between Union and Bushwick Avenues will be offering some great meal deals, with two-course lunches from $7-$10 and three-course dinners for $18-$30.

Click here for menus and more info on participating restaurants.

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Grand Street Restaurant Week (02/16-02/22)

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Finding it hard to leave the house right now? Here’s an incentive to get you over the threshold of your icicle-encrusted front door…Grand Street is throwing its 2nd Annual Restaurant Week!

16 Grand Street restaurants between Union and Bushwick Avenues are offering hot deals on two-course lunches ($8-$10) and three-course dinners ($18-$30) all week, ending Sunday 22nd February. Okay, Grand Street’s not quite Greenpoint, but it’s probably just the right distance to give us that little bit of exercise we’ve been avoiding since before the dawn of the great freeze…and help us work up an appetite worthy of a three-course feast.

Check their website for details of participating restaurants and menu info.

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Grand Street Hosts its Own Restaurant Week – Beginning Today (2/17)!

Grand_St_Restaurant_WeekIt’s almost time for NYCgo’s restaurant week in Manhattan. But if you prefer to get your foody kicks a little closer to home, Grand Street in Williamsburg is going be to hosting a restaurant week of its very own from February 17th – 23rd.

14 restaurants will be participating, each offering a three-course dinner for $25, and half of them offering a two-course lunch for a mere $10. These deals are much cheaper than those in Manhattan, with the added bonus that all the restaurants are within walking distance of Greenpoint! Continue reading

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Breukelen Bier Merchants

Last week I got an email from reader Fred telling me about his cousins new beer store opening up in Williamsburg. From his note, Breukelen Bier Merchants sounds like THE new spot in BBurg to pick up your growlers…

There’s two ways to do the place: mix a six pack and fill a growler for home, or hang out drinking a pint or bottle at the wood tables in back with a rather enticing view of gallons and gallons of beer.

It’s not a bar, but the atmosphere is pretty similar (they went vintage Prohibition with the style). There’s 16 beers on tap for growlers or pints and 100s of bottles in the fridges. The dirty little secret? The bottles start at $2.50 or thereabouts, so you can grab way better beer than most bars, with a bigger selection, for half the price.

They’ve got food, too, the sort you’d want to go along with beer. Pressed sammies, Bavarian pretzels smothered in aged cheddar or jalapeno jack, or toasted croissants with Nutella and sliced bananas. (The foods are locally sourced.)

There’s a beer garden coming in summer, and there’s free wifi, so you can really camp out, eating and drinking till you get your fancy-beer loving fill.

And according to their website – they’re having a Grand Opening Party on June 4th. Come down and celebrate the recent opening of Breukelen Bier Merchants with live music, complimentary food, discounts, giveaways and a fine selection of craft beers.

Breukelen Bier Merchants
182 Grand St (Bedford/Driggs)
347-457-6350
M-Th 2-10p; Fri 2-11p; Sat 12-11p; Sun 12-8p

Grand Opening Party
Saturday, June 4th from 2 – 10pm

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